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shela house - swahili style village house on lamu island

A restored colonial era village house of great character for nine to eleven (9 to 11) people, well shaded with plants and built on three floors around an open courtyard, the house well and an ancient gardenia.

Old Lamu doors open into a hall and an open inner courtyard edged by a baraza sitting and eating area.

Two staircases lead to the five ensuite bedrooms — three double bedrooms, another with two large four-poster single beds and a smaller single bedroom.

There is also a nursery room with a cot and two children beds adjacent to the master bedroom.

A second floor dayroom and terrace provide additional lounging areas with a small library of books for all ages.

Most time is spent relaxing on the two rooftops in hammocks and sun beds or in the walled garden across the passageway. From here one has a view over Shela Village and the channel between Lamu and Manda Island. This is where our guests relax, play cards, listen to music, have their sundowner or just gaze out at the night sky.

The house is a two minute long walk away from the beach.

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Shela House - swahili style village House on Lamu Island Shela House - swahili style village House on Lamu Island

shela house quick facts

9 people (up to 11 people possible, surcharge applies)
3 doubles, 1 adjacent children’s twin, 1 twin, 1 single
2 roof tops, dining & roof top bars

shela house rates

10 jan - 31 july Jan 10 - Jul 31
$650 (min 3 nights)
1 aug - 19 dec Aug 01 - Dec 19
$750 (min 3 nights)
20 dec - 9 jan 2016 Dec 20 - Jan 09
$1500 (min 14 nights)

For general house information see our houses.